Professor Elizabeth Kucinich is a government affairs, policy and partnerships professional based in Washington, DC and the policy chair at the Rodale Institute, America's oldest organic research institute. She is a proponent of ecological thinking and the adoption of regenerative agriculture and plant-forward lifestyles for human security, resilience, yield, health, and climate change mitigation. Drawing from her extensive experience working inside the U.S. political system, paired with a sincere desire and international reputation for working to bring social, economic, health, agricultural, and ecological systems into balance, Elizabeth works to strengthen the institutional capacity of organizations that support these goals.
Elizabeth was a former director of policy at the Center for Food Safety and director of government affairs at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She is on the advisory board of DC EFF, the world’s largest environmental film festival and has produced award-winning documentaries including, GMO OMG and Hot Water. She is presently restoring an abandoned historic farm in Poughkeepsie, NY as a showcase for integrated perennial food forest systems. (Washington, DC)